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Activities & Events for All Ages

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
E.g., 08/21/2019
E.g., 08/21/2019

Book Discussion: "Nine Perfect Strangers," by Liane Moriarty 

West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 2:00 pm

Staff led book discussion. Books available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Staff led book discussion. Books available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 

08/27

Book Discussion: "The Heart Goes Last," by Margaret Atwood 

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 2:00 pm
"The Heart Goes Last," by Margaret Atwood. 

Copies available at the research services desk. E-book and E-audiobook available on cloudLibrary. Limit 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. E-book and E-audiobook available on cloudLibrary. Limit 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/27"The Heart Goes Last," by Margaret Atwood. 

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 2:00 pm

Personalized attention in areas of computers, mobile devices, genealogy, online resources and more. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computers, mobile devices, genealogy, online resources and more. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

08/06
08/13
08/20
08/27

Chair Yoga With Bethesda Health

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 2:00 pm

Coordinate breath and movement to strengthen muscles, improve balance and sharpen focus. Appropriate for all physical conditions, ages and fitness levels. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Coordinate breath and movement to strengthen muscles, improve balance and sharpen focus. Appropriate for all physical conditions, ages and fitness levels. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

08/27

Meditation for Health & Wellness

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 2:00 pm

Bring joy, peace, positivity, and relaxation into your daily life. Join John Bednarik, long-time meditation instructor, for this powerful workshop. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring joy, peace, positivity, and relaxation into your daily life. Join John Bednarik, long-time meditation instructor, for this powerful workshop. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/27

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa

Main Library
Tue, Aug 27, 2:00 pm
Martes, 27 de agosto,  2:00 pm

Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

¡Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros! (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

08/06
08/13
08/20
08/27
¡Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros! (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 
08/06
08/13
08/20
08/27

Brush, Ink & Chinese Calligraphy

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 2:30 pm

Experiment with a new art form from China's four treasures of study: brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Surprise yourself with a creative mind. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Experiment with a new art form from China's four treasures of study: brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Surprise yourself with a creative mind. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/27

Tertulia literaria: "La hija olvidada" de Armando Lucas Correa

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "The Daughter's Tale," by Armando Lucas Correa)

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 3:00 pm
Martes, 27 de agosto,  3:00 pm

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Limite 12. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Limite 12. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

08/27

The Great Outdoors

Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 3:00 pm

We’re bringing the outdoors into the library with fun camping stories, songs and creating trail mix! (Peanut free) Snacks provided. Ages 5 & up. (40 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

We’re bringing the outdoors into the library with fun camping stories, songs and creating trail mix! (Peanut free) Snacks provided. Ages 5 & up. (40 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/27

After School Bingo Time!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 4:00 pm

Play a few games of old-fashioned bingo and win some prizes! Listen closely, mark your card, get five in a row, it’s not that hard! Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Play a few games of old-fashioned bingo and win some prizes! Listen closely, mark your card, get five in a row, it’s not that hard! Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/27

Chess Club

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 4:00 pm

Join other chess enthusiasts and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Join other chess enthusiasts and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

08/27

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 4:30 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can't wait for you to read to them. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can't wait for you to read to them. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

08/17
08/27

Pokémon Trading Card Game Night

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 5:00 pm

Bring your own Pokemon cards or use the Library's TGC trainer kit. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your own Pokemon cards or use the Library's TGC trainer kit. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

08/27

Are You Board? Game On!

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 5:30 pm
Far East Collection - Short Games: Kodama, Latice and Tsuro

Gather your friends or make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint with old favorites. Introducing a new game each night, others available to play. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Gather your friends or make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint with old favorites. Introducing a new game each night, others available to play. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/13Azul: Decorate the palace with combinations of beautiful Moorish tiles to win.
08/27Far East Collection - Short Games: Kodama, Latice and Tsuro

Cross That Stitch

Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 5:30 pm

Love to cross-stitch? Learn the basics to get started or choose from a variety of patterns to improve your skills! Materials provided. Ages 14 & up. Limit 10. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Love to cross-stitch? Learn the basics to get started or choose from a variety of patterns to improve your skills! Materials provided. Ages 14 & up. Limit 10. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

08/27

Pokémon Club

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 5:30 pm

Get ready to battle! Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends at the same time. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Get ready to battle! Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends at the same time. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

08/27

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 6:00 pm
(90 min.) 

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

About this Series

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

08/13 (90 min.) 
08/27 (90 min.) 
08/31 (2 hr.) 

College Admissions

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 6:00 pm

Andy Greenspan, director of college counseling, provides expert advice on higher education, including what to look for in colleges and the admission process. Grades 9 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Andy Greenspan, director of college counseling, provides expert advice on higher education, including what to look for in colleges and the admission process. Grades 9 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

08/27

Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 6:30 pm

Beginners and experienced line dancers will learn line dances to keep you movin' and groovin'. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Beginners and experienced line dancers will learn line dances to keep you movin' and groovin'. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

08/27

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 10:00 am
(5 hr.) 

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

08/05 (5 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
08/12 (2 hr.) 
08/13 (3 hr.) 
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08/21 (2 hr.) 
08/23 (3 hr.) 
08/26 (3 hr.) 
08/28 (5 hr.) 

Water Safety: It's Cool to Be Safe

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 10:00 am

Meet Mrs. Diane from the Drowning Prevention Coalition and her water-wise friends for a unique, interactive and fun-filled experience for the entire family. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Meet Mrs. Diane from the Drowning Prevention Coalition and her water-wise friends for a unique, interactive and fun-filled experience for the entire family. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/28

Crystal Bead Sun Catchers

Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 10:30 am

Create a beautiful beaded sun catcher that sparkles. Materials provided. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Create a beautiful beaded sun catcher that sparkles. Materials provided. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

08/28

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 10:30 am

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

08/07
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08/21
08/28

Tickle Me Tunes

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 10:30 am

Songs, books, bubbles, and toys to share with your little one. Ages 3-12 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Songs, books, bubbles, and toys to share with your little one. Ages 3-12 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/07
08/21
08/28

English Exchange

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 11:00 am

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

08/07
08/14
08/21
08/28

Full STEAM Ahead Special: S'mores Stories, Please!

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 11:00 am

Join us around the 'campfire' while we make marshmallow poppers and listen to some (more?) stories. Snacks provided. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us around the 'campfire' while we make marshmallow poppers and listen to some (more?) stories. Snacks provided. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/28

Backgammon & Chess

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 2:00 pm

Backgammon and Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Backgammon and Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/28

Book Discussion: "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane," by Lisa See 

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/28

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 2:00 pm
"Flash of Genius." ©Universal Pictures. (119 min.)  PG-13 

About this Series

08/14"Bumblebee." ©Paramount Pictures, Inc. (113 min.)  PG-13 
08/28"Flash of Genius." ©Universal Pictures. (119 min.)  PG-13 

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 2:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/07
08/14
08/21
08/28

How to Get Accepted & Pay for College!

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 2:30 pm

Trio Educational Opportunity Center at PBSC will help students learn about the college process, including information on how to locate scholarships. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Trio Educational Opportunity Center at PBSC will help students learn about the college process, including information on how to locate scholarships. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

08/28

Career Transitions

Main Library
Wed, Aug 28, 3:00 pm

An online guidance center that helps you to browse career paths, build a resume, create your cover letter, interview simulation practice and much more! (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

An online guidance center that helps you to browse career paths, build a resume, create your cover letter, interview simulation practice and much more! (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

08/28

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 3:00 pm
Ages  5-12. (60 min.) 

Basic game knowledge is required. 

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. 

08/12 (2 hr.) Preregister. 
08/28Ages  5-12. (60 min.) 

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 4:00 pm

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in for all or part of the time. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (3.5 hr.) 

About this Series

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in for all or part of the time. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (3.5 hr.) 

08/07
08/14
08/21
08/28

Stop-Motion Animation

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 5:00 pm

Try your hand at scriptwriting, character development and stop-motion film making. Feel free to bring a few props and characters. Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Try your hand at scriptwriting, character development and stop-motion film making. Feel free to bring a few props and characters. Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/28

French Conversation Group

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking French in a fun and informal atmosphere. In collaboration with Alliance Francophone of Palm Beaches. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking French in a fun and informal atmosphere. In collaboration with Alliance Francophone of Palm Beaches. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

08/28

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 6:00 pm

Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend and make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend and make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

08/28

Book Discussion: "Crossing to Safety," by Wallace Stegner 

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 6:30 pm

Copies available at the member services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 29, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Copies available at the member services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/29
08/28

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 6:30 pm

Join other D&D enthusiasts as they assume the roles of characters journeying through a magical world. Books, dice and other materials will be available. Snacks provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Join other D&D enthusiasts as they assume the roles of characters journeying through a magical world. Books, dice and other materials will be available. Snacks provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

08/28

Digital Preservation: Scanning Photos

Main Library
Thu, Aug 29 (All day)

Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Aug 31 (All day)
About this Series

Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Call to make an appointment.

08/29
08/31

English Exchange

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 9:30 am

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 22, 9:30 am
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) 

08/01
08/08
08/15
08/22
08/29

Asistencia individualizada

(Book-A-Librarian, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 10:00 am
Jueves, 29 de agosto,  10:00 am

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos? ¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae?¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (30 min.) 

About this Series

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos? ¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae?¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (30 min.) 

08/15
08/29

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 10:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 22, 10:00 am
Thu, Aug 22, 11:00 am
Thu, Aug 29, 11:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/01
08/01
08/08
08/08
08/15
08/15
08/22
08/22
08/29
08/29

Intro to Blogging (Lecture)

Main Library
Thu, Aug 29, 10:00 am

Come to this informative lecture and find out about: blog branding, popular platforms, web hosting, content creation and more. Plan for your blog success! Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Come to this informative lecture and find out about: blog branding, popular platforms, web hosting, content creation and more. Plan for your blog success! Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

08/29

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 11:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 22, 10:00 am
Thu, Aug 22, 11:00 am
Thu, Aug 29, 10:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/01
08/01
08/08
08/08
08/15
08/15
08/22
08/22
08/29
08/29

Tai Chi for Balance: Intermediate

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 11:15 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 22, 11:15 am
Tue, Aug 27, 11:15 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/01
08/08
08/13
08/15
08/20
08/22
08/27
08/29

Tai Chi for Balance: Beginner

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 12:15 pm

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 22, 12:15 pm
Tue, Aug 27, 12:15 pm
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/01
08/08
08/13
08/15
08/20
08/22
08/27
08/29

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 22, 1:00 pm |
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

08/01
08/08
08/15
08/22
08/29

Book Discussion: "The Great Alone," by Kristin Hannah 

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 1:30 pm

Join in a lively discussion. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Join in a lively discussion. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

08/29

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 1:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 22, 1:30 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

08/01
08/08
08/15
08/22
08/29